Graduation Process for Summer 2018 graduates

Graduation is a five step process.  It is imperative that you complete each step of the process to be cleared for graduation and receive your diploma.

Step 1 – Submit Your Request for a Graduation Review – All Fox School students who expect to graduate in summer of 2018 must file an “Request for a Graduation Review (also known as “courses remaining)” with the Fox School by Friday, February 18, 2018. Your academic advisor will complete a graduation review and send you a list of your remaining requirements prior to registering for your final semester.  Click here to request a graduation review of remaining courses.

All students should review their DARS report and their program information in Banner to be sure their information is accurate. Students should schedule an appointment with their academic advisors to report errors or make corrections to programs.

Step 2 – Check your Email – After your Request for a Graduation Review has been processed, your academic advisor will complete and e-mail you a graduation review listing your courses remaining to graduate.  Typically, it takes approximately four to five weeks for processing.  If you do not successfully complete these courses, your remaining requirements will need to be revised – please contact your academic advisor:

Step 3 – Review your summer course registration – Please verify that you are registered for the courses listed on your “Courses Remaining for Graduation” that you received from your academic advisor and check your DARS report to be sure all your requirements are met. Report any discrepancies to your advisor. If you did not successfully complete all of your spring and/or summer courses, your remaining requirements will need to be revised – please contact your academic advisor:

Step 4 – Submit Graduation application* – You must submit an application for summer 2017 graduation in Self-Service Banner. You will not be included on the final graduation list or receive a diploma if you do not complete this step. This opens April 28th, 2018 and closes on July 27, 2018.  If you miss the deadline, you will need to visit the Registrar’s office and submit a paper application.  The Registrar’s office is located in 200 Conwell Hall, 1801 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19122.

  • Log into the TU Portal and click on the Self Service Banner link in the left column
  • Click on the Student tab
  • Click on the Student Records tab
  • Click on Apply to Graduate and follow the instructions to complete.

Before submitting, verify that all your program information is listed correctly in the application – your graduation date, your major(s), minor(s) and certificate(s). Please be sure that your name is spelled and punctuated exactly as you want it to appear on your diploma.

  • If all of your program information is correct, submit your application.
  • If any program information or your graduation date is incorrect, see your advisor BEFORE submitting your application.

*If you have already submitted a graduation application through Self-Service Banner, click on View Graduation Application and review the information to be sure it is correct.*

If you no longer plan to graduate in summer of 2018 or have questions about your requirements, please contact your academic advisor:

If you have problems submitting the graduation application, please contact your advisor with specific details of the problem.

Step 5 – Submit the Commencement & Reception Ceremony RSVP – You must RSVP to attend the commencement ceremonies. Submit your RSVP here  by August 25, 2018.

Step 6 – Pick up your graduation packet/tickets – You must have RSVP’d above by the deadline to pick up your graduation packet which includes: ceremony tickets (max of 4), 4 announcements, 1 parking pass and ceremonial instructions. Graduation packets will only be distributed beginning August 29, 2018 through September 5, 2018 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM in Speakman Hall Room 102. Graduation packets/tickets will not be mailed.  If you cannot pick them up by the deadline, email  with a name of someone who can pick them up for you within the deadline.  Advise them to bring official ID to present to confirm their identity.

Petition to Participate in Graduation for Non-Graduates

Graduation is a time to celebrate the completion of your degree and is a joyous time for both graduates and their families. Students who are not graduating, but are within 2 courses (maximum of 8 credits) may petition to participate in graduation prior to graduating. If approved, students will participate in the ceremony, but their names will not appear in the programs nor will honors be announced (this is often important to families. The Fox School currently holds graduation ceremonies for students graduating in August (the ceremony is in early September), January (the ceremony is at the end of January) and May (the ceremony is held the same day as the University Commencement.) Students must submit a “Online Petition to Walk” to be considered for this exception. Deadlines are strictly enforced.

Petitions must be submitted by the University graduation application deadline (see below) for the graduation requested NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.

The deadlines are:

– November 15 for the January graduation ceremony

– February 15 for the May commencement and graduation ceremonies

– June 1 for the August graduation ceremony

Must first log into your TUMail to access this petition – Click here to submit your petition to participate as a non-graduate in the commencement ceremony.

The Fox School of Business and the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Graduation Ceremony Information

Dean Ron Anderson and the Faculty of the Fox School of Business and School of Tourism and Hospitality Management invite you to participate in The Fox School of Business and the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Graduation Reception & Ceremony

  • Ceremony Location: Temple University Performing Arts Center (TPAC)
  • Ceremony Date & Time: Friday, September 7, 2018, 10 AM
  • (Students must report to the basement at -9 AM- check in and line up.)
  • Reception Location: Alter Hall Atrium
  • Reception Date & Time: Immediately follow the above ceremony, approximately 11:30 AM.


Who Can Attend?
Students graduating from the Fox School of Business / School of Tourism and Hospitality Management in summer of 2018. Each student is recognized individually by the Dean as you are called by name onto the stage.

Must I respond to attend this ceremony?
Yes.  You must respond that you are attending using the Fox online reservation system (also know as the RSVP system).
Reservation deadline:  To be posted

Do I need tickets to attend?
Yes.  Tickets are only required for your guests to attend the Fox School Graduation Ceremony. There is a limit of (4) tickets per student.  Eligible graduates will receive up to 4 tickets that will be distributed in Speakman Hall, Rm. 101 on Main Campus.  Tickets, along with the graduation packet, will only be distributed from August 29, 2018 through September 5, 2018 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM in Speakman Hall Room 102. You must submit an RSVP to obtain tickets.  Tickets will not be distributed on the morning of graduation.  Tickets are not required for the Fox School Graduation Reception that follows the ceremony.

What do I wear to the ceremony?
Academic regalia (cap, gown and hood) is required to participate and is ordered through the Temple Bookstores.  Please contact the bookstore directly for ordering deadlines.

What are the guidelines for ordering cords, Sashes and Stoles for the commencement and graduation ceremonies?

Please click here to view the official university guidelines for ordering cords, sashes and stoles for the graduation commencement ceremonies.

Where do we park?
Parking will be available in one of the campus lots.  Students who RSVP by the deadline, will receive will receive 1 complimentary parking pass that will be distributed in Speakman Hall Rm. 102 on Main Campus August 29, 2018 through September 5, 2018 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM . You must submit an RSVP by the above mentioned deadline to obtain a complimentary parking pass.  Passes will not be distributed on the morning of graduation.

Do I receive graduation announcements?
A graduation announcement is a small commemorative document announcing the details of the graduation ceremony.  Eligible graduates will receive 4 announcements that will be distributed  in  Speakman Hall, Rm. 102 on Main Campus. Announcements will be included in your graduation packets.  Graduation packet will only be distributed from August 29, 2018 through September 5, 2018 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM in Speakman Hall Room 101.

Can my family take photos?
Legacy Photographics will be present to record this important moment of your life. Legacy Photographics will mail a complimentary proof directly to your home (permanent address) with information about purchasing additional prints.

When will I receive my diploma?
Diplomas will be mailed to your permanent address six weeks after the date of graduation to all academically cleared students.  Diplomas will not be released for students who owe the University money or library books, those who have not completed exit paperwork if required, and those who have “financial holds.”  Be sure to resolve such matters prior to August 24th and contact the Advising Office in order to receive your diploma on time.  Be sure to update your permanent address in Banner if you expect a change in residence before graduation.  International students should contact the Office Of International Services about the full, correct address to be used for mailing.

How do I obtain verification that I have graduated for graduate school or professional reasons?
Your final transcript with your degree posted is your official verification of graduation.  Transcripts are issued (unless you have HOLDS) by the Office of the University Registrar, usually within 2 – 4 weeks of your official graduation date.

How can I be in the yearbook?

We have photographers taking pictures at numerous events on campus and around the city. We focus on photographing our students throughout the year and make those editorial decisions just as any other media outlet. However, the best way to know that you will be in the yearbook is to have your senior portrait taken by Prestige by Lifetouch when instructions are received starting in the summer prior to your graduating year.

Note: If you have not taken your senior portrait with Prestige by December of your graduating year, you will not make the publication deadline to be in that year’s book. To contact Prestige, please call Scheduling Manager Mary Ellen Dougherty at 1-800-334-1531, ext. 2190 or email her at

When and where do I take my yearbook pictures?
To contact Prestige, please call Scheduling Manager Mary Ellen Dougherty at 1-800-334-1531, ext. 2190 or email her at

Will I receive a yearbook?
Yearbooks, if available, will be distributed in your advising office when you come in to pick up your announcements, tickets and parking pass.  For information about the yearbook and yearbook photos, please visit the Templar website.

Celebrate your post-graduation plans with The Fox School, CSPD, your friends and family!

Fill out the brief questionnaire and receive a free Class of 2018 tee shirt at graduation!  Your tee shirt can be pick up at the graduation reception or the CSPD’s office in the first floor of Alter Hall.